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For Sale 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Discussion in 'Other Cars' started by F355Bob, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. F355Bob

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    Selling this car for a friend. Original owner with all the paperwork and records. Good original paint. 50,000mi.
    Never driven in winter or rain. Car has modifications.
    Engine is 1970 400 4 bolt main block
    Heads are 1969 #48 72cc heads
    1971 455 HO intake with cast iron crossover
    1970 Ram Air 3 cast iron headers
    Factory rear resonators and tailpipes
    Holley double pumper 650
    Compression 10.5 to 1
    TRW pistons .030 over
    Oberg oil filter with Earls lines and fittings
    Rear battery

    Suspension with Herb Adams suggested modifications
    Bilstein shocks
    Custom frame supports in engine compartment
    Custom lower frame connectors by Lakewood
    Lowered suspension
    Pontiac GTA 16x8 front and rear wheels
    Front 12 inch full size GM cross drilled rotors
    Rear drum brakes with drilled drums and backing plates for cooling

    Front Flowfit seats
    Sabelt seatbelts
    Rear fire extinguisher
    Rear sequential tail lights
    Cibie head lights

    Car is very clean. Asking $35,000




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  2. kane00

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    I put 106K into one of these. It was not a wise investment.
     
  3. F355Bob

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    Price reduction. My friend is loosing his winter storage so anxious to sell. $25,000.
     
  4. Ianjoub

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    Dyno numbers?
    Does/ did it have factory a/c? I didn't see a compressor in the front of engine pic.
     
  5. F355Bob

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    No A/C. Best sounding T/A I've ever heard.
     
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  6. willrace

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    Nicely done!! If I hadn't just bought something else......... :p

    Seriously, love the mods he's done - NOT "kewl stuff to impress teen-agers". The Herb Adams formula is almost magic. Must be a hoot to drive, and this chassis/era pulls some heartstrings.
     
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  7. BigTex

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    Well he certainly solved the shortcomings of the original 1978 engine....LOL!

    GLWS!
     
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  8. F355Bob

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    #8 F355Bob, Feb 10, 2020
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    Glad you bought something else like a F355 I am very familiar with!

    My friend, the original and only owner is an instrument maker for the University of Wisconsin Science Lab. He has worked on projects all over the world and worked on projects for NASA and Hubbell telescope. He fabricated the supports and other trick things on the car.

    He made the exhaust tips and cut the exhaust bumper holes on the F355.
     
  9. Yoric

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    Where is the car located? Any rust anywhere? Any chance it can be made to meet emissions for year of manufacture?
     
  10. F355Bob

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    Car is in Wisconsin. Not a speck of rust anywhere. Stored winters. Never really even driven in rain. Original paint.
    Will ask the owner about your emission
    Question
     
  11. Face76

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    Any pics of the underside?
     
  12. F355Bob

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    Owner thought you could put the converters back on and original carb and might be compliant but kind of ruins the
    sound and performance of the car
     
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  13. F355Bob

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    Will try to get some underside pictures.
    The battery is relocated to the trunk.
    Herb Adams said this is the equivalent of moving the engine back 10 inches. The front brakes are GM full size 12 inch rather than stock 11 inch. Front has been lowered also to Herb Adams specs. Also has rear frame connectors. This really is a nice TA that has well thought out subtle performance mods
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  14. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Unless you drove the poop out of it meeting girls on the beach of questionable character......
     
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  15. BigTex

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    With modern cats and careful tuning I would say "possible" even with the current equipment...it's exempt in Texas now at this point.
     
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  16. BigTex

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    My early 1967 had elevator weights in all four corners..."dampners"

    I found them and went undamped pretty quickly but eventually the frame did break apart....on a Unibody!

    See "beach front use" comment above.

    I once passed on an original 1971, because the engine was blown. Only later did I learn of the Dealer Crate Options and that the motors used as intended blew up a lot!
    So this build is a very careful modern replication of the 69 -71 specs, except without the "piston slap" during warm up.
    These are potent cars....manual transmissions were fairly low numbers in the first place, hard to find.
     
  17. F355Bob

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    Priced reduced $23,000.
     
  18. ONEOFEW

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    is it still a 4spd Muncie or Borg W?
     
  19. F355Bob

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    It is a Borg and Warner superT10
     
  20. Gle8

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    Have you sold yet?
     
  21. F355Bob

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    Not yet
     
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  22. donkost

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    This would be a incredible buy for someone entering the hobby. I was a Pontiac fanatic from the late 1970's through the 1980's. "No room at the Inn" now as they say, and I already have my one US musclecar allotment. I can't imagine this would last very long if it were posted on a Pontiac-centric site.
     
  23. F355Bob

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    I agree. This really is not the forum to sell a TA. The owner is a Pontiac nut but he says most Pontiac sites are gone. I listed it here as a favor to him
     
  24. ONEOFEW

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    Probably this one would be an ideal candidate for BAT, although I personally don't have any experience selling on that site, I see quite a fewT/As pop up.
     

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